Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Masters' Apprentices - Tired Of Just Wandering

The Masters' Apprentices formed in Adelaide, Australia in 1965, evolving out of another band called The Mustangs. The band was fronted by singer Jim Keayes and included Mick Bower and Rick Morrison on guitar, Gavin Webb on bass and Brian Vaughton on drums. Rhythm guitarist, Mick Bower did most of the songwriting for the band, as he did for both sides of today's feature. We look at the Flip-Side of the bands' third single. Tired Of Just Wandering was released on Astor Records in the Summer of 1967, about the same time the band relocated to the larger city of Melbourne in search of larger fame. Tired Of Just Wandering shows the band exploring a bit of a softer, more pop-oriented approach to their songs than they had in their first two singles.

We wrote extensively about the band a few years ago when we did a two-week focus on Aussie bands. You can read that and listen to Hot Gully Wind (my fave Masters song) here. 
Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!


  1. Solid stuff. The arpeggio parts remind me somewhat of Behind Blue Eyes.

    1. Funny you say that, I was thinking "this song is very Pete Townshend." But of course this pre-dates BBE by four years.

    2. And Pete Townsend never listened to these guys.